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Weekend coronavirus breaches across Preston as student house party attendees fined and hot tub party prevented

Posted on - 17th February, 2021 - 2:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Lancashire Police

It was another weekend of coronavirus breaches across Preston and Lancashire.

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Between 6am on Friday (February 12) and 6am on Monday, police received 362 Covid-related reports and issued 124 fines across the country.

Lancashire Police have slammed the incidents, saying it is ‘crucial’ that rules and regulations are adhered to.

Read more: 300 student nurses from UCLan sent to the Covid frontline at hospitals across the North West 

In the early hours of Saturday morning (February 13), officers attended a student house party at Leighton Halls, Preston.

Officers raided the address and dished out 26 £800 fines to those in attendance.

On Sunday (February 14), officers were called at around 3.40am to an address in Marlborough Drive, Walton-le-Dale, to a report of a hot tub party.

Three people were fined £200 inside the address.

Read more:Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire coronavirus infection rates continue decline as 1.7million more people told to shield from Covid

Chief Supt Russ Procter, of Lancashire Police, said: “While it is pleasing to see a significant drop in Covid-related logs, we remain in the middle of a pandemic and it is crucial we stick to the rules and regulations and play our part.

 “Disappointingly some of the incidents this weekend, including student parties and hot tub parties continue to test our resolve and take us away from spending time dealing with crime and keeping people safe.

“I must thank the many people across Lancashire who continue to abide by the rules. You’re all playing your part.”

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